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Bernette Joshua Johnson

Louisiana Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Chief Justice
Louisiana Supreme Court
- Current
Justice
Louisiana Supreme Court
- Current
Judge
Civil District Court of New Orleans
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Chief Judge in 1994.
Education
Spelman College
Honorary Doctorate (2001)
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Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. (1969)
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Spelman College
B.A. (1964) | Political Science
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Awards
Joan Dempsey Klein Award
National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ)
Joan Dempsey Klein Award
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Martin Luther King Unsung Hero Award
Louisiana State University
National Urban League President’s Award
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Award
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Exceptional Leadership Award
Louisiana Bar Association Committee on Diversity
Spirit of Excellence Award
American Bar Association (ABA)
Inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame
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Distinguished Jurist Award
Louisiana Bar Foundation
Medal of Honor
Mayor of the City of New Orleans
Women of Wonder Award
National Council of Negro Women
Ernest N. Morial Award
New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation
Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award
American Bar Association (ABA)
Inducted into the LSU Law Center’s Hall of Fame
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Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award
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Honorary Inductee into the LSU Order of the Coif.
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Professional Associations
Louisiana Judicial Council and the Human Resources Committee
Chair
Current
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Judicial Budgetary Control Board
Member
Current
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A.P. Tureaud Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Member
Current
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National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ)
Member
Current
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Women in Prison Project
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Bar Association
Member
Current
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Louisiana State Bar Association
Member
Current
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New Orleans Bar Association
Member
Current
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Louisiana Judicial Council
Member
Current
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Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church
Member
Current
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Omicron Nu Zeta Chapter
Member
Current
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Member
Current
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New Orleans Chapter of Links, Inc.
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Louisiana Supreme Court
400 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
USA
Telephone: (504) 310-2300